Akwa Ibom as it is Today

Akwa Ibom was created on September 23, 1987 by the government of former President Ibrahim Babangida, from the former Cross River State. It is located in latitudes 4°321 and 5°331 North, and longitudes 7°251 and 8°251 East. Covering about 8,412 square kilometer with a population of with a population of over 5 million people.

The average population density is 350 inhabitants per square kilometer. 85 percent of the population live in rural areas.

There are at least seven major towns in Akwa Ibom State :Uyo, Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Etinan, Ikot Abasi and Oron.

The State is made up of the following groups : Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Ibeno, Mbo, Andoni.

The natural economic endowments of the state on land and sea includes our vibrant people blessed by a common language, the numerous springs and streams which flow into the Qua Iboe, Cross and Imo rivers all of which empty into the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is typically tropical with abundance of sunshine and heavy rainfalls between June and November. Land mass consisting of rich loamy soil commonly prevalent in most parts of the state is an asset that has till date supported peasant agriculture for the production of oil, coconuts and raffia palms, rubber, fruit trees like oranges, mangoes, avocado pears, pineapples, plantains and bananas. Farm products widely cultivated include yams, cassava, maize, melons and vegetables while the natural forests are rich in tropical timbers like mahogany and iroko. In reality, there are very few plants, trees and animals in the world which cannot thrive well in Akwa Ibom State. Apart from agricultural and forest products, Akwa Ibom State is richly blessed with minerals. In a survey by the Batelle Institute of Frankfurt, Germany, calcium carbonate (limestone) sodium chloride (salt) kaolin (clay), oil and gas abound in very large commercial quantities in the state. The State is reputed to have the longest coastline of abundant natural and aquatic resource in Nigeria, home to the Ibaka deep sea capabilities in this hemisphere and boasts of the only market in the sub continent that survives solely on a single product group, the Oron Sea Food market.

The state is currently under the able leadership of a young, enterprising Chief Executive, Chief Godswill Akpabio, who has recorded tremendous achievements, heavy investment in infrastructure, particularly road construction to open up the rural areas, new Airport construction with hanger and backward integration in mind (Aluminum and aeronautics), new stadium etc.

The Transformational Pair

President  Jonathan
AND GOVERNOR AKPABIO

Since 2007, when the current administration of Governor Godswill Obot Akpabio came on the saddle, the state has witnessed an Uncommon Transformation – a phenomenon that has been celebrated all over the country and the Western world.

Ultra Modern

Uyo Township Stadium
30,000 Capacity
Uyo Township Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Uyo, Nigeria. It will be opened in November 2014 mostly for football matches and home stadium to Akwa United F.C.

New Roads

Road Constructions
Uncommon Transformation Agenda
Akwa Ibom State, under the leadership of Chief Godswill Akpabio has witnessed massive road construction projects in the three senatorial zones and 31 local councils of the state.

E-Library

Ibom e-library
Uncommon Transformation Agenda
The e-library is a novel initiative by the Akwa Ibom State Government to bring knowledge to the state residents. It is located along Ibrahim Babangida Avenue.

Tropicana

Ibom Tropicana
Entertainment Centre
Tropicana Entertainment Centre is one of the major milestones of Governor Akpabio's administration in the efforts of the government to ginger the economy

New Uyo

The beautiful New look
of Nwaniba Water Fountain
The achievements of the administration has earned it the sobriquet of harbinger of UNCOMMON TRANSFORMATION, a feat that has been hailed by all.

More Roads

Road Constructions
Uncommon Transformation Agenda
Akwa Ibom State, under the leadership of Chief Godswill Akpabio has witnessed massive road construction projects in the three senatorial zones and 31 local councils of the state.

Ibom Airport

Akwa Ibom Int'l Airport
Uncommon Transformation Agenda
Akwa Ibom Airport is an airport serving Uyo, the capital city of the Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria and other neighbouring towns in the state, including Eket, Ikot Ekpene and Oron.

State House

The New Akwa Ibom State
Governor's Lodge
The new Governor's Lodge (Hilltop Mansion) is One of the greatest legacies Governor Godswill Akpabio has bequeathed to the people of Akwa Ibom State.

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